Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is an overarching term which refers to a combination of illicit fishing practices. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines illegal fishing as vessels ignoring jurisdictional boundaries, conservation and management measures adopted by regional fisheries organisations.
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👉 IUU Fishing, Piracy and West Africa
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Unreported fishing is any fishing practice not reported to relevant authorities, and unregulated fishing includes fishing that is inconsistent with a state's conservation and management responsibilities under international law.
IUU fishing plays a role in creating, perpetuating, and exacerbating a range of security and environmental issues, including maritime crime and piracy. It does so by undermining efforts to preserve and conserve fish stocks, worsening socioeconomic pressure placed on coastal communities that depend on fishing practices to survive.
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